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Financial Controller

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Financial Controller

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Number of Direct Reports: 1

Key Internal Partners: Finance, Purchasing, HR

Key External Partners: Banks, Auditors, Suppliers (rare)

Project Management:  Yes 

Location: New York, NY

Job Summary:

The Financial Controller is responsible for undertaking all aspects of financial management, including general accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, taxes or Capex,   as well as the development of internal control policies and procedures.  The Financial Controller is also responsible for financial risk management.

Job Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Ensure the overall management and optimization of Cash
    • Build monthly cash flow statements and weekly cash forecasts,
    • Review and approve bank reconciliations
    • Establish the monthly cash budget, validate it with MOM group accountant and readjust it
    • Provide solutions and validate them
    • Implement cash pooling systems to allow smooth management of MNA’s cash
    • Maintain good relationships with our banks and optimize costs
  • Manage general accounting tasks
    • Intercompany booking and monthly reconciliations and reporting
    • Fixed assets bookings such as put in service, depreciation, WIP, etc.…
    • MNA’s financial result bookings, forex income or loss, and specific reporting
    • Inventory valuation and depreciation bookings, roll forward calculation
    • Support month-end and year-end close processes
  • Responsible for financial reporting
    • Balance Sheet analysis and analytical reviews
    • Trial balance, fixed assets, Balance Sheet and cash flow reporting to MOM group as well as all reporting to BEL through their EPM software (inter-company and non-inter-company files, any specific forms, etc.)
    • Manage the relationship with France on reporting subjects (both BEL and MOM)
    • Manage the financial audits in collaboration with the Accounting Director
    • Establish financial statements and notes
  • Manage tax obligations
    • Prepare and review property tax declarations
    • Follow-up our incentives programs
    • Work with our tax advisors to prepare tax returns (state tax, sales and use tax, income tax, etc.)
    • Be the main contact in case of tax audit
    • Establish and manage internal control policies and procedures
  • All other duties as assigned

Key Performance Indicator (KPI):

  • Monthly close deadlines for reporting
  • Favorable audit reports
  • Tax optimization

Position Requirements:

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • CPA or 5 years’ experience as an auditor required

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in accounting (wholesale/manufacturing preferred)
  • IFRS/US GAAP
  • Experience in auditing preferred
  • French GAAP preferred

SKILLS

  • French speaking is strongly preferred
  • Expert in Excel and ERP systems
  • SAP is a plus
  • Accounting skills
  • Attention to both detail and high level of accuracy
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Technical expert so ability to train/mentor required
  • Team player
  • Organizational and detail-oriented

PHYSICAL & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to work in normal office conditions
Must be able to work a minimum of 8 hours per day 
Minimal travel (5%)

 

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